FARMINGTON -- The fifth set of trial dates for a man charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child has been set, but not without a judge voicing his concern.
"This case has dragged on for a long time," Judge David Connors said Tuesday in 2nd District Court.
Steven Shane Tingey, 41, is being held in Davis County Jail in lieu of bail.
Connors set May 2-4 for the jury trial. He canceled the three-day trial that was set to begin Dec. 14.
Public defender Mark Arrington said he needed additional transcripts and recordings in order to be ready for the trial.
Tingey is accused of sexually abusing a girl when she was 11 and 12 years old, from January 2005 to December 2007.
The charges were filed by North Salt Lake police in October 2009.
Tingey, who was found in a West Bountiful attic July 20, 2010, is charged with a first-degree felony.
His original trial date was set for Aug. 11, 2010, but was canceled after he failed to appear for a court hearing in July 2010.
Another two-day trial was set for Feb. 23-24, but again was canceled after the state filed a motion to allow testimony from a woman who said Tingey molested her from January 1988 to December 1989, when she was 10 and 11 years old.
Connors ruled in May that the testimony was admissible.
A three-day trial was set for June 8-10, but was canceled to give Tingey's defense more time to prepare.
Tingey also is charged in two other cases.
He is charged with third-degree felony aggravated assault out of Centerville. Those charges stem from a 2007 incident.
He also is charged by West Bountiful police with third-degree felony bail-jumping, third-degree felony failure to register as a sex offender and two class A misdemeanors, obstructing justice and violation of a protective order.
According to the state court website, Tingey was first arrested in 1995. He pleaded guilty in 2nd District Court in Farmington to third-degree felony unlawful sexual intercourse.
He has been charged with and convicted of misdemeanors and felonies ranging from theft to illegal possession of controlled substances to burglary at least 10 times in Davis and Salt Lake counties.